[lug] RFA X4.01 fatal server: cannot find font 'fixed'

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Tue Feb 27 13:41:44 MST 2001

B O'Fallon wrote:
> "D. Stimits" wrote:
> > Two things seem to happen here (at least to me). One is that permissions
> > get cut off on the font path, the other is that some sort of config tool
> > alters the prior FontPath setting while setting up something else
> > X11-related. For 4.0.x on RH, I think /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 holds the
> > font path in:
> > Section "Files"
> >    FontPath "unix/:7100"
> > EndSection
> >
> > The above setting is for the X font server to work with UDP on port 7100
> > (meaning port 7100 and loopback need to function without interference as
> > well).
> Perhaps the message
>     Could not init font path element unix/:7100, removing from list
> was the cause of the problem. Apparently the machine was not seeing the
> fonts.
> I finally fixed it by removing all the /etc/X11R6/XF86Config files and
> rerunning XF86Config. After that it worked fine.
> This is the second time that I have had this problem with X under KRUD, so I
> wonder what may be going on that it works one minute and not the next?
> Thanx for the help.

Anything that tries to configure XF86Config, if it overwrites or ignores
prior changes from default, can break it. What actually broke it is
impossible to guess.

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